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Lesley Poole is the chief executive officer at The SEED Foundation, where she is responsible for the overall health and vitality of SEED's network of public, college-preparatory boarding schools and their mission: critical college success programming. Lesley joined The SEED School of Washington, D.C., 25 years ago as a founding faculty member, where she held numerous positions. At The SEED Foundation, Lesley served in several management positions, including the director of outreach & government relations, before becoming CEO. Lesley began her career in education as a mathematics instructor, then served as the service area director for the School Division of the San Francisco Educational Services (SFED), where she oversaw five programs for inner-city children with special needs. She has two bachelor's degrees: one from San Diego State University/San Francisco State University in chemistry and engineering, and one from Patten College in organizational management. Lesley is heavily involved in the SEED and greater Washington communities; she serves on the board of Educare, an early childhood education school and community center, as well as Excellence Christian School. She is a Fellow of the 18th class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.